Port Jeff Peace March 3/30/13: Charlotte Koons poem video & Photos

Long Island peace and justice groups, gathered by North Country Peace Group, demonstrated in Port Jefferson today, to demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Charlotte Koons, a local activist and poet, read a poem written for the day. Video below…

FAQ

Q: Who marched in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY today?

A: The peace march was sponsored by the North Country Peace Group and endorsed by Bellport Women in Black; Sayville Women in Black; CodePink LI; Franciscan Brothers of the Little Portion Friary; Great Neck SANE/Peace Action; Green Party of Suffolk; Interfaith Alliance- LI Chapter; LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; LI Food Not Bombs; LI Teachers for Human Rights; MoveOn Long Island; Pax Christi LI; Peace Action New York State; PeaceSmiths; Share International U.S.; Social Justice Committee of UUCSR; South Country Peace Group;  Suffolk Peace Network; Veterans for Peace LI.  [Photos at the end.]

What was the turnout for the peace march in Port Jefferson today?

An activist on the ground reports 75 to 100 people. It was a big turnout, with many new faces including Occupy members, and several Public Access media folks.  Also, a woman recording speeches with a recorder who seems to be from a regular radio or print outlet. The crowd and organizers included Green Party of Suffolk members, including the county Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Secretary.

The police were friendly, and even helped the marchers cross the street. Bill McNulty thanked the police for helping folks express their Free Speech, and the peace demonstrators clapped for the police.

Port Jefferson, NY Peace March 3/30/13

Port Jefferson, NY Peace March 3/30/13

Port Jefferson, NY Peace March 3/30/13

Port Jefferson, NY Peace March 3/30/13

Port Jefferson, NY Peace March 3/30/13

Port Jefferson, NY Peace March 3/30/13

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  1. […] Update: Video and photo at our follow-up Port Jeff Peace March post: here. […]

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